K9 Schutzhund Training

A Manual for IPO Training through Positive Reinforcement
Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak
Publisher: Dog Training Press
ISBN: 1550595563
Category: Pets
Page: 256
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A hands-on, practical approach to training your K9 for IPO levels 1, 2 and 3. Learn how to: Implement a successful training program for the three phases of Schutzhund: tracking, obedience and protection. Use expert tips and advice for passing the IPO trials. Become a better trainer by understanding the theory behind the most effective K9 training techniques. Beginners will receive an excellent introduction to the sport of Schutzhund, while expert trainer will stay on top of their game with the latest techniques. Using proven methods rooted in classical and operant conditioning, Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak, world-renowned specialists in training working dogs, have developed this practical and positive Schutzhund training program. The excellent results trainers achieve through positive reinforcement prove the effectiveness of Resi and Ruud’s methods, which are based on more than 30 years of research and experience. In Resi and Ruud’s definitive guide for modern Schutzhund training, you’ll find the advice and encouragement you need to help you succeed in the IPO trials. And the book’s rugged design is perfect for use in the field. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

K9 Personal Protection

A Manual for Training Reliable Protection Dogs
Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak
Publisher: Dog Training Press
ISBN: 1550595881
Category: Pets
Page: 256
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Create a safe, successful K9 training program that results in reliable protection dogs. Learn how to: Select the optimal breeds, temperament and physical and mental characteristics for protection work. Master the obedience-training techniques that form the foundation of protection training. Use the methods of the Dutch Police Dog (KNPV) program, which produces some of the finest police and protection dogs in the world. Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak, leading dog trainers from the Netherlands, share their proven, comprehensive program for training dogs for personal protection. Their cutting-edge techniques and work with the International Red Cross, the United Nations and the International Rescue Dog Organization (IRO) have placed them in world demand. In this fully revised and updated edition of K9 Personal Protection, Resi and Ruud start with the basics, including how to select the right dog for protection work, how to properly raise a protection dog from a puppy and how to correct a dog’s bad behavior. Next, they cover fundamental obedience training for protection dogs, such as training for heelwork, the recall, the send away and more. Finally, they present a complete program for training reliable protection dogs, from basic exercises and decoy techniques to the exercises of the KNPV program. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

K9 Behavior Basics

A Manual for Proven Success in Operational Service Dog Training
Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak,Simon Prins
Publisher: Dog Training Press
ISBN: 1550594516
Category: Pets
Page: 256
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Understand dog behavior to work with, not against, your K9’s instincts. Learn how to: Recognize and interpret your K9’s expressions, gestures and signals. Use operant conditioning to efficiently and humanely train K9s. Plan and execute effective K9 training programs for search and detection, patrol, remote guided camera, attack, and more. The art and science of training police, military and other service dogs continue to evolve as we learn more about dog behavior. In this revised edition of K9 Behavior Basics, expert dog trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak and Simon Prins share the essentials every trainer needs to know about these advances in K9 training. You’ll learn how to successfully implement or improve your dogs’ training programs using operant conditioning. The authors outline key concepts in dog behavior and communication and provide practical approaches to operant conditioning. They share proven techniques and solid advice from their more than thirty years of specialized K9 experience. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned pro staying up-to-date, K9 Behavior Basics has something for you. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

K9 Schutzhund Training

A Manual for Tracking, Obedience and Protection
Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak
Publisher: Calgary : Detselig Enterprises
ISBN: 9781550592054
Category: Pets
Page: 160
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Professional Schutzhund trainers and instructors Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak bring their years of knowledge and experience together in this book, K9 Schutzhund Training. Appropriate for training dogs for both protection work and for international sport dog certification and competition, this is designed to be an especially practical training method. Founded on the idea that effective training can only happen when a good bond and good communication exist between handler and dog, this method allows individual handler-dog teams to progress at their own speed. Different breeds and individual dogs may require different lengths of time and repetition to effectively learn to perform the exercises contained in this book. While many trainers claim a dog can be trained to perform to this level in only a few weeks, the authors show that effective, long-lasting results can only be achieved with time and patience. The three sections of this book focus on tracking, obedience and protection.

Schutzhund Obedience


Author: N.A
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1617810533
Category:
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Have fun while training! This method gives your dog choices, then you simply reward him for making the correct choice. This gives him credit for being an intelligent, sensitive creature who enjoys working when we allow him to think for himself. This happy attitude assures your dog will work joyfully and correctly0́4in other words, he will love to work!! Stresses the drive instinct in the dog, and is a step-by-step manual to teach you how to train your dog for winning obedience. Popular with both Schutzhund and competitive obedience customers. Deals with the novice exercises: heeling, sit, stay, down, stand, recall.

K9 Scent Training

A Manual for Training Your Identification, Tracking and Detection Dog
Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak
Publisher: Dog Training Press
ISBN: 1550595849
Category: Pets
Page: 208
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Whether you’re searching for drugs or a missing person, K9 Scent Training will improve your K9 team’s capabilities in the field. Use proven techniques to train your dog for: Scent identification line-ups to indicate a scent connection between crime-scene evidence and a suspect. Tracking along a wide variety of track types, including the cold track, the broken-off track and tracks that run over or under cross-tracks. Detection work for searches in buildings, vehicles, open terrain and more. In this must-have guide for SAR teams and police K9 trainers and handlers, Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak present everything you need to know to build or improve a scent training program. Scent training involves high-stakes work, and in the case of a search for a missing person, the right training for your K9 can mean the difference between life and death. Beginning with the science behind odors and how dogs perceive them, Resi and Ruud show you how to harness that knowledge to eliminate training problems and maximize your dog’s potential. You’ll learn how to start scent training for young dogs using simple exercises before building up to more complex training. Finally, using techniques they’ve perfected over decades, Resi and Ruud share their specialized, step-by-step programs for advanced scent identification training and tracking. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

K9 Search and Rescue

A Manual for Training the Natural Way
Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak
Publisher: Dog Training Press
ISBN: 1550594478
Category: Pets
Page: 288
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Training that works by harnessing your dog’s instincts. Learn how to: Stimulate your dog’s natural hunting drive for effective SAR training. Start your dog’s training program with an easy, three-step process. Develop skills in a variety of search operations, including wilderness, avalanche and disaster scenarios. Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak have trained search and rescue dogs for more than 30 years and have taken part in rescue operations around the world. They serve as training directors and international judges for the International Red Cross Federation, the United Nations, the International Rescue Dog Organization and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Based on their decades of study and experience, their innovative SAR training method is rooted in a firm, scientific understanding of K9 instincts. Step-by-step instructions, dozens of illustrations and photographs from the field establish a professional K9 SAR program to benefit both beginners and experts. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

K9 Drug Detection

A Manual for Training and Operations
Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak
Publisher: Dog Training Press
ISBN: 1550596810
Category: Pets
Page: 304
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A comprehensive guide to training and deploying your drug-detection dog. Learn how to: Select the right dog for drug detection work. Train your K9 using the latest techniques with proven results. Plan and execute searches of individuals and in a variety of settings, including open air locations, warehouses and other buildings, airplanes, automobiles, and ships. In the fight against illegal drugs, a well-trained K9 can be your most important asset. K9 Drug Detection gives trainers and handlers the tools and knowledge they need to properly train and deploy a highly effective K9 drug detection team. Expert trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak provide the key principles for successful training, as well as step-by-step training schedules for both active and passive responses. They describe the many factors that affect a K9’s work in the field, including the influence of air currents and various weather conditions. They teach you how to protect your K9 from dangerous substances and what to do if your dog is accidentally exposed. They also provide background information every K9 drug detection handler should know, such as the basics of drug laws in North America and Europe and essential facts about the appearance, effects, risks, and use of the most common illegal drugs.

Advanced Schutzhund


Author: Ivan Balabanov,Karen Duet
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 9780876057308
Category: Pets
Page: 232
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"Ivan's training comes from the heart, for the dog. He has certainly enhanced my view of training and has taught me many valuable, yet simple techniques to achieve the most from my dogs and myself." --Mary A. Allen, World Championship Competitor, USA Apprentice Judge, USA New England Regional Director "Ivan Balabanov is among the few top trainers in the country who truly understands dog behavior and drives. He is highly respected by the best Schutzhund competitors, trainers and coaches in the country." --Glenn Stephenson, United Schutzhund Clubs of America Judge, International competitor Training methods for the top competitor. Advanced Schutzhund takes a problem-solving approach to Level III work that will help competitors bring their dogs to the highest level. Tracking, obedience and protection are dealt with individually, analyzing specific problems that crop up in each skill and offering step-by-step solutions. The approach uses operant conditioning techniques that steer clear of compulsion methods and build a dog's confidence, courage and problem-solving ability. You'll also find tips on how to compete at the National and World levels, including traveling with your dog. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

K9 Investigation Errors

A Manual for Avoiding Mistakes
Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak
Publisher: Dog Training Press
ISBN: 1550596721
Category: Pets
Page: 264
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Make sure your K9 investigation work holds up in court. Based on Resi and Ruud’s previous book, K9 Fraud, with updated content and a new chapter. Learn how to: Avoid the most common mistakes handlers make. Become a better trainer and handler with a scientific understanding of scent and tracking work. Train your dog for scent-identification lineups using the scientifically proven Dutch standard. Faulty K9 investigations often have serious consequences: the guilty might walk free, and the innocent might suffer. Internationally recognized dog handlers and trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak use real-life case studies—historical and recent—to highlight K9 errors that can derail entire investigations. Each of these mistakes, such as influencing your dog’s results or relying on contaminated scents, damages your reputation and the value of your work. But with the right knowledge and training protocols, you can minimize investigation errors. K9 errors have hampered investigations from the earliest uses of dogs for police work in Europe to twenty-first century cases such as the 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States. Don’t let the same mistakes happen to you and your team. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

K9 Decoys and Aggression

A Manual for Training Police Dogs
Author: Stephen A. Mackenzie
Publisher: Dog Training Press
ISBN: 1550596128
Category: Pets
Page: 168
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Learn how to: Master the basic skills and common procedures every decoy needs. Read dogs accurately through seven key factors. Stimulate and reward useful forms of K9 aggression. A good decoy is a K9 trainer’s most valuable tool. A good decoy can make a poor dog better, a mediocre dog good, and a good dog excellent. A poor decoy, on the other hand, can havedevastating effects, ruining even a good dog. Stephen Mackenzie, professor of animal science and deputy sheriff with more than 30 years’ experience training and handling police dogs, shows you how to master the art of being a decoy in this revised and updated new edition. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with your canine partner and how to stimulate specific types of aggression in the dog in a safe, positive way. This guide is essential reading for all decoys, including both instructors and students. It will improve the effectiveness of all K9 personnel, handlers, and trainers. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

K9 Aggression Control

Teaching the "Out"
Author: Stephen A. Mackenzie
Publisher: Brush Education
ISBN: 155059706X
Category: Pets
Page: 112
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Includes a new chapter on indicating without biting. Aggression control training requires dogs to think while they are excited and under stress, which is no easy task. Dr. Stephen A. Mackenzie has been teaching and using non-compulsive methods for aggression-control training for more than 30 years. His techniques have worked for hundreds of dogs, and have been used and adapted by many skilled trainers and decoys for their individual circumstances. K9 Aggression Control provides a flexible approach to aggression control that is rooted in obedience training. You may be someone who uses a muzzle, sees a role for toys and games, and works with a decoy who likes to drop the sleeve, or you might not want a muzzle, toy, or dropped sleeve anywhere near your dog -- either way this book has options for you. It details techniques and variations so you can choose the options you prefer. Dr. Mackenzie also gives decoys sound advice on controlling a dog's excitement level, working with handlers, and making the best use of equipment. A new chapter in this revised and updated edition shows you how to train dogs to indicate a person's location without biting -- essential for the search and rescue trainer and a real plus for modern police forces looking for ways to reduce liability. Learn how to: Choose the right dog and training method. Train dogs that will out reliably in all situations. Solve common problems in aggression-control training.

Red Dog Rising


Author: Jeff Schettler
Publisher: Alpine Publications
ISBN: 9781577791041
Category: Pets
Page: 243
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Red Dog Rising is the riveting true story of Jeff Schettler and his police K-9, Ronin, a bloodhound involved in hundreds of searches, including some of the most heinous child abduction cases in California in the 1990s. They were manhunters trained by the best. However, it is more than a tale of adventure; it is an exploration of trailing dogs. Ultimately though, it is the story of a man and his slobbery, loyal and courageous companion.

The Midnight Dog Walkers

Positive Training and Practical Advice for Living With Reactive and Aggressive Dogs
Author: Annie Phenix
Publisher: Lumina Media
ISBN: 1621871185
Category: Pets
Page: 224
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Aggression is a subject that no dog owner wants to talk about, but one that many owners have to face. Statistics show that aggression is not only the most serious problem in dogs but also the top reason for owners to seek out professional help for their pets. Left unchecked, an aggressive dog can become a dangerous dog, and this informative volume comes to the aid of many heartbroken owners who feel that they have tried everything to correct their dogs’ unpredictable and inappropriate behavior. Author and certified dog trainer Annie Phenix shares her belief that many reactive dogs can be rehabilitated with the right training, and she offers her expertise in positive, force-free training methods to desperate owners who have resorted to extreme measures to keep their dogs away from other people and animals. Inside The Midnight Dog Walkers: Stories and practical examples from the author based on aggressive dogs she’s trained and owned Behavioral warning signs that owners should recognize Definitions of different types of aggression and why they occur Tips on how to handle a potentially aggressive or aggressive dog The author’s force-free training philosophy and how she applies it with her clients to effect positive changes Popular myths and misconceptions about training these "grumpy growlers"

Schutzhund

Theory and Training Methods
Author: Susan Barwig,Stewart Hilliard
Publisher: Howell Books
ISBN: 9781630260408
Category: Pets
Page: 258
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An outstanding analysis of why and how protection, Obedience, and Tracking all play an integral part in Schutzhund training, with emphasis on selecting and raising a dog to suit the owner's needs.

The Malinois

The History and Development of the Breed in Schutzhund, Detection and Police Work
Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak
Publisher: Dog Training Press
ISBN: 1550597329
Category: Pets
Page: 240
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A comprehensive guide to the history and development of the Malinois breed. Learn: Specific problems Malinois handlers and trainers may encounter. How the breed developed to become the top choice for police work. Other roles for which the Malinois is perfectly adapted, including tracking, search and rescue, oil and gas detection, and more. The Malinois is one of the most effective working dog breeds in the world, prized for their intelligence and high energy level. This breed, which for centuries served as the ultimate sheepdog, has become increasingly popular among police departments and militaries that recognize its unique suitability for detection and police work. Beginning with a brief history of Belgian shepherd dogs, Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak next explore the emergence of the Malinois as a distinct breed over a century ago and examine the history of the Malinois in police work. They also provide practical tips and information for those who are raising and training a Malinois themselves.

Dog Sport Skills, Book 1

Developing Engagement and Relationship
Author: Denise Fenzi,Deborah Jones
Publisher: Fenzidogsportsacademy.com
ISBN: 9780988781801
Category: Dogs
Page: 144
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This is the first book in the award winning "Dog Sports Skills" series. This first book will focus on developing a competition dog sports foundation based in engagement and relationship. It doesn't matter what genetic package or temperament your dog is born with; you can bring out the best in your dog! To train your dog, you must develop a relationship that encourages a willing and happy attitude with natural focus while eliminating undue stress in both training and competition. If your goal is to create a world-class, enthusiastic performance dog, then this book is for you! We can help you refine your engagement and relationship skills to a higher level. If you are an instructor who is struggling with your novice students or less focused dogs, then this book is for you! You will find advice on how to work with a range of canine temperaments. If you have a dog who works well at home but you can't seem to maintain that connection in public, then this book is for you, too! You will learn the basics of recognizing stress, paying attention to your dog, and alleviating or minimizing problems so that you can focus on work rather than worry. Finally, if you simply want to take the dog you have, your personal pet, and enjoy your training at a more fulfilling level, then this book is for you as well. By understanding and applying excellent engagement and relationship building techniques, both you and your canine companion will find more enjoyment in the training process, even if you choose never to step foot inside a competition ring. The chapters will cover relationship (what it is and how to get it), stress (recognizing it and techniques for lessening it's impact), developing focus, explaining and evaluating positive methods for getting behaviors, and the use of trick training to develop a handler's training skills and a dog's mental and physical flexibility.

DogWorks Fun-Damental Exercise Workbook

Templates and Exercise Recommendations for All Dogs, at All Stages to Be Fit for Life and Have FUN Doing It
Author: Racine Hyatt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974698134
Category:
Page: 26
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This book is your step by step guide to improving your dog's overall Fitness, from an 8 week old puppy to beloved Senior. Do you want to enhance your dog's condition but are not sure how to start? Now you can create simple plans using the Templates and list of various exercises inside this workbook. You will learn how easy it is to turn your daily leash walk into a healthy work out - without spending more time. You will learn how to adjust exercise volume/intensity for your senior dog to help them age with vitality. Do you compete in dog sports and want to avoid repetitive injuries? The DogWorks Plan to balance training and conditioning will do just that - it isn't about doing MORE it is about doing BETTER. In the RE-Fit section (for athletic/working dogs) you'll learn how to plan to optimize the Competition and Off Season in order to prevent injuries, preserve function and the importance of scheduling in periods of Recovery for exercise and skill training adaptation.

U.S. Military Working Dog Training Handbook


Author: Department of Defense
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461747155
Category: Reference
Page: 304
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Learn how to train your dog exactly as the U.S. military trains its canine soldiers. This manual is the Department of Defense’s principle source of information on care, conditioning, and training of our nation’s Military Working Dogs – such as “Cairo,” the canine who served in the raid that killed Bin Laden. From basics, such as “HEEL” and “STAY” to negotiating obstacle courses, to tracking, searching, and even attacking . . . this manual shows readers how our military trains their dogs to be the best trained canines in the world. Contents include: * Veterinary Training Priorities * Principles of Conditioning and Behavior Modification * Patrol Dog Training * Clear Signals Training Method * Deferred Final Response * Detector Dog Training Validation * The Military Working Dog (WMD Program) * Facilities and Equipment * And more…